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hiking
7 days ago

The road leading to the trailhead was closed off, added an extra mile both ways. Great hike! The falls were beautiful.

Love doing this one when I visit Bozeman. Fun times hanging out by Lava lake!

A lovely hike on a bluebird day today January 2. Path is solid underfoot with 12 to 18 inches of snow on both sides. Waterfalls are frozen on top but river is flowing under ice so take care if you tread on the ice. Some amazing lads ice climbing the waterfalls made for super photos. A great way to spend a couple of hours.

on Sacagawea Peak

14 days ago

Gorgeous challenging trail- be prepared for a screen scramble at the end, with 360 degree views

Great trail did it with my kids and we had a great time. Beautiful views and amazing waterfall at the end.

hiking
15 days ago

An easy short hike. Went on Christmas and was not disappointed by the the giant frozen waterfall.

hiking
17 days ago

Great trail, hiked it on Christmas day and the snow was hard packed making an easy hike, the waterfalls were frozen and beutiful.

birding
22 days ago

Even when cold it is delightful. Trail icy. Wear ice grips and poles.

hiking
23 days ago

Love this hike. Good for kids. All year round availability. Crisp mountain air. Wildlife/birds abound. Would love to ice climb the falls one year. Awesome photo ops.

Started up the M trail and continued to the summit via Hellgate Ridge. Fairly easy hike with some steep portions and beautiful views of downtown. Took me about 2.5 hours round trip as I'm not in the greatest shape. You'll definitely need spikes as all of the M is ice, hellgate ridge was a mix of blown snow and ice didn't find anything deeper than 6 inches. Overall a very nice hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Road is very rocky but cars with AWD/4WD should be able to handle this easily. Aside from a couple of steep switchbacks this was a relatively easy hike. Just keep in mind to not stop when you hit the first lake. There is no marked trail to the second lake so I would recommend finding the stream that connects the two. Also don't expect to catch any fish in these lakes due to winter kill a while back.

trail running
1 month ago

Not ideal for trail running as of August 18th, 2018.
- It’s really overgrown with prickly brush about 3 miles in, so wear pants, or just hike and take it slow.
- Keep your eyes down for rattlesnakes— they can blend in with the dirt/boot tracks!

skiing
1 month ago

What a great ski lots of climb but the views reward the work and good turns abound.

hiking
1 month ago

A quick hour to 1 1/2 hours depending upon speed, lunch break and scenic overlook breaks. Great for close to town and get outside hike.

Great trial. A light snow had fallen the day before, so it was a little slick on the rocks. But, overall, a beautiful trail. It starts out as an aggressive ascent, but it lessens as you go.

Started just as it began to snow, about 3 inches when we reached the lake. Well worth it!

on M Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike with great views. There are 2 paths to get to the M- one straight up with a heart pounding 1/2 mile or 1.9 miles up easier switchbacks.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with some good views. A little muddy because of the rain but all in all, lovely

A good start for those who are looking to get into hiking or backpacking. Its a challenge that's worth it

Love this trail. Has picnic areas, benches, bridges, babbling river & waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

We did the marked road trail on the way up. snow cover wide trail was well trampled by other travelers but we were the only ones on the way up and back. When you arrive there's a T and you go right to the waterfall. Visited the falls, which were beautiful half-frozen, then took the other trail to the left to hit Hyalite Trail. Took a left onto a heavily traveled trail which began like a frozen stream this day. This single track trail was fantastic and took us to a signpost indicating a connector to the Grotto Falls Trailhead. This connector trail had not been traveled since the snow had fallen a few days earlier and was absolutely a fantastic five star trek. On this day, crunching snow, sunshine and amazing views. At some points you can see Grotto Falls trail below you. It comes out to the left of the trailhead and is unmarked. Fantastic simple high value hike!

This is a really nice hike to a very pretty lake. Go early.

This is a really nice hike to a very pretty lake. Go early.

on Sypes Canyon

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty easy.. Beautiful

Challenging with reward!

3 months ago

Exactly as described - moderate difficulty and traffic. Beautiful trail that is supper well
Maintained and more or less follows Cottonwood Creek..

horseback riding
3 months ago

Plenty of room for horse trailer parking at the overflow parking area. Beautiful and well marked trail. Made it up to the 3.5 mile point, past the first top. Definitely worth an extra mile to get a better vantage point! The fall colors were breathtaking and plenty of room to pass other adventurers. Highly recommend this trail!

hiking
3 months ago

Road to trailhead brutal. Take cars at your risk. Hike is steep and wooded, then opens up to switchbacks. Fully exposed on hot and sunny days.

great for small kids

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